3 Reasons to Hire a General Contractor

By HomeAdvisor

Updated October 18, 2016

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Repainting a living room or cleaning out gutters is no problem for most homeowners. But when it comes to complex home improvements, it’s best to hire a general contractor. Here are three good reasons why:

  1. Organization. Keeping a large project organized from start to finish is difficult. A general contractor will hire subcontractors, order materials, inspect completed work, tackle payroll and handle paperwork. And, a professionally organized project will eliminate mistakes and keep your job within budget.
  1. Quality results. Organizing a job without the proper knowledge can result in faulty construction and expensive repairs. Your general contractor will keep your job on track and ensure a successful project. Also, your pro will have the knowledge to answer any questions or concerns you may have during the project.
  1. Cost. A professionally managed job will eliminate subpar builds, delayed completion dates and faulty materials — all of which add unnecessarily to your budget. Additionally, your contractor will know about any building codes and legal issues that could impact your budget. The expertise of your pro will ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is in place before your job begins.

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  1. Deb Vaughn, September 7:

    after using Ivy Lea for all our windows last year (2017), I gladly went back to them for a much larger project this year (2018). why? b/c they are just as described in the article. they are professionals. there are no hidden costs. everything is planned & costed out in detail. are they the cheapest around? No, but they only use quality products they have confidence in & can stand behind. i wanted the job done right the first time & with minimal delays. I wanted a company who would be around years from now & stand behind their work. Ivy Lea is that company. their workers were friendly, hard working & on time. after this project, we’re looking at a kitchen remodel in a couple of years & we will be using Ivy Lea again.

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